Police responded to reports of a wrong-way driver accident around 2:38 a.m. Monday on the Southwest Freeway southbound at Highway 6.
Investigators say the driver of a truck was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of US-59 when the vehicle hit an SUV head-on.
Fatal crash on I-69 Southwest Freeway southbound at SH 6 has all mainlanes blocked. Expect this to be working for a few hours. pic.twitter.com/KuuDvVsYTq— TxDOT- HOU District (@TxDOTHouston) November 16, 2020
The female driver of the GMC Envoy did not survive.
The victim was later identified as 20-year-old Diana Jacquelin Ortiz, the Sugar Land Police Department reported.
Investigators suspect the wrong-way driver, who police identified as 35-year-old Johnny Bladimir Martinez, was under the influence. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Martinez is facing charges in the crash.
US-59 southbound was shut down for several hours during the investigation.
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DEADLY CRASH: According to investigators with Sugarland PD, the driver of the truck was going the wrong way on the SW freeway & collided w/an innocent driver near Hwy 6. The innocent driver did not survive. 59 is closed in SB directions. pic.twitter.com/0s5B1hNy0g— Charly Edsitty (@CharlyABC13) November 16, 2020